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WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery' Season 3 Breakdown Reel and Images

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 8:53am

Led by VFX supervisor Phil Jones and VFX producer Matthew Pellar from their Toronto facility, the studio shifted into warp speed during the pandemic to deliver 570 shots for the hit Paramount+ sci-fi drama.

What’s up with the Easter Eggs? Headline News

‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Season 1 Comes Home May 18

The debut season of Paramount+’s new original animated comedy is being released on Blu-ray, DVD, and limited edition SteelBook with two hours of special features including ‘Lower Decktionary’ shorts and ‘Hiding in Plain Sight,’ that addresses the burning question… ‘What’s up with the Easter eggs?’

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A Now Animated Season 4 of ‘No Activity’ Debuts April 8 on Paramount+

CBS Studios drops trailer for the popular, previously live-action original comedy series that gets an all-new CG animated format. 

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‘Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out the News’ Debuts March 4 on Paramount+

New season of the satirical animated series kicks off with a half-hour special to celebrate the streaming service’s rebranding; Season 2 welcomes several new analysts and two new segments.

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Paramount+ Orders Live-Action ‘Dora the Explorer’ and ‘The Fairly OddParents’ Series

Mining of Nickelodeon IP continues with two new shows that will be similar to the 2019 ‘Dora and the Lost City of Gold’ feature.

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Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’ Premiering This Year on Paramount+

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 9:50am

All-new CG kids’ series about a group of lawless teens who discover a derelict Starfleet ship will also run on Nickelodeon; entire ‘Star Trek’ universe will be made available on the newly rebranded platform.

Barnacles! Headline News

New ‘SpongeBob’ Movie and ‘Kamp Koral’ Spin-off to Debut on Paramount+

'The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run’ and ‘Kamp Koral: SpongeBob’s Under Years’ will premiere on March 4 with the launch of Paramount+, ViacomCBS’ rebrand of their CBS All Access streaming platform.

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Amber Heard Moves Forward with $100 Million Lawsuit Against Johnny Depp

The ‘Aquaman’ actress has been granted permission to countersue her ex-husband, alleging defamation and spearheading a social media campaign attempt to destroy her career.

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CBS Studios Inks Two-Year Deal with Mike McMahan

Emmy Award-winning TV animation writer/producer is known for top animated adult comedy series including CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks,’ Adult Swim’s ‘Rick and Morty,’ and Hulu’s ‘Solar Opposites.’

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Previously Live-Action ‘No Activity’ Renewed for Animated Fourth Season

CBS All Access decides to animate a new season of its half-hour comedy series about a pair of low-level cops who spend far too much time together in their squad car; from Funny Or Die, Jungle, and Gary Sanchez Productions.

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Kate Mulgrew Returns as Captain Janeway in Animated ‘Star Trek: Prodigy’

In surprise New York Comic Con announcement, Nickelodeon and CBS Studios shared the casting news for their upcoming CG-animated series, coming in 2021.

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Virtual SCAD AnimationFest 2020 Coming September 25-26

The acclaimed two-day event, being held online for the first time, will feature exclusive screenings, panels, and presentations from top talent like ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ creator Mike McMahan and ‘Undone’ co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy.

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WATCH: Digital Domain’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:00pm

Led by VFX supervisor Mitch Drain, the studio delivered a wide variety of visual effects shots across six episodes, including a crazy, shapeshifting creature inspired by Google DeepDream.

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Nickelodeon Animation Names Ramsey Naito President

Already a driving force behind new projects, seasoned studio executive will continue to bolster the network’s animation content across all platforms while overseeing day-to-day operations of current series and series development.

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Titmouse Shoots for the Nebulas in ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 7, 2020 at 1:33pm

Prolific studio known for ‘Big Mouth’ and ‘Midnight Gospel’ joins the ranks of Starfleet, handling production on the inaugural season of Mike McMahan’s CBS All Access series, the first adult animated ‘Star Trek’ comedy in franchise history.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3 Premieres October 15

13 new episodes will take the U.S.S. Discovery into an uncertain future; CBS All Access’ ‘Star Trek’ franchise continues expanding with upcoming ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ animated adult comedy premiering August 6.

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WATCH: Pixomondo Borg Cube VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘Star Trek: Picard’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 1:24pm

CG supervisor Dan Smiczek discusses the studio’s work creating the iconic ship of ‘assimilation’ for the CBS All Access hit sci-fi series starring Sir Patrick Stewart.

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Phasers Set to Stun in First Trailer for ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 13, 2020 at 8:18am

In space, no one can hear you scream…or giggle; new animated comedy from ‘Solar Opposites’ creator Mike McMahan premieres August 6 on CBS All Access.

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‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’ Ready to Rarely Go Where No One Has Gone Before

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:26pm

Highly anticipated animated comedy from ‘Solar Opposites’ creator Mike McMahan premieres August 6 on CBS All Access. 

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Augenblick Studios: 21 Years of Weird, Dark and Mysterious Adult Animation

Still doing hand-drawn 2D animation more than 20 years after leaving MTV, Aaron Augenblick and his ‘rinky-dink’ Brooklyn studio have thrived by not producing animation for kids.

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Even a Pandemic Can’t Stop Politics from Being Funny on ‘Tooning Out the News’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 18, 2020 at 3:59pm

Quickly retooling their production in the face of COVID-19, executive producers R.J. Fried and Tim Luecke continue bringing us a sorely needed daily animated dose of hilarious political satire.  

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